Tuesday, January 21, 2014

With Many Thanks!

Hello~
It's been terrific hearing from so many of you--old and new friends--regarding our tenth anniversary. Your support, encouragement and enthusiasm are all greatly appreciated. Many thanks!

I have another anniversary coming up. In February, I'll be entering my third year of blogging. Gosh, how time flies :) I still have plenty to say and lots to share, so please stay tuned. One goal for 2014 is to showcase more client homes and feature works of my designer friends.

In the two years of writing this blog, I have formed wonderful friendships with other blog authors - modern day pen pals across the globe. Some major talents out there! Generous, too!! Speaking of which, I recently won a couple of giveaways which I'm delighted to share.

First up is this fine white-on-white linen hand towel with an embroidered pagoda - so divine! It is from Teresa Hatfield's shop. Teresa is the author of the stylish blog: Splendid Sass. Thank you, Teresa!
 To properly show this towel, I asked my dear friend, Gail, to let me photograph it in her Chinoiserie style powder room. Thanks, Gail! When Gail renovated her home 15 years ago, she converted an antique French faux-bamboo pine washstand into a powder room sink. The brass fixtures have aged beautifully. Paint color is Benjamin Moore's Paradiso #717 - a saturated blue-gray with a tinge of green to keep it from going cold.  
 Isn't this hand towel perfect in Gail's powder room? The antique Blue Willow cheese stand, from Tone on Tone, makes a great towel tray. In addition to the pagoda, Teresa has many other hand towels in fabulous and fun designs - see them here.
Here is a gorgeous couture pillow from Horsley Kaufman. I want to thank Holly Street from Things That Inspire for hosting such a special giveaway. Holly's posts are always beautiful, informative and thoughtfully researched. Holly also has an online shop, Quatrefoil Design, of wonderfully curated art, accessories and jewelry. And of course, warm thanks to Linda Horsley and Margaret Kaufman for their generosity.
Each piece in the Horsley Kaufman collection is an original work of art. I wish you can see the exquisite craftsmanship in person - the detail is incredible! 
There are many more beautiful pillows, such as these, from Horsley Kaufman's website: Photos from HK.
I absolutely love this magnificent pillow incorporating a fragment of 18th century bird tapestry.

I'm also enjoying some lovely garden books courtesy of Elizabeth, Lori, and Michele!!! Thank you all for the garden inspirations. I can hardly wait for spring!
 Sending everyone a big merci beaucoup on this charming note card from Linsey!
Bye now,
Loi 

69 comments:

  1. Congrats to you Loi, love the hand towel and the other wins are fabulous.

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  2. Hello Loi, Congratulations on yet another milestone. The photos in this post remind us of the importance of details after the major elements are in place, to achieve a look that is graceful and complete.
    --Jim

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  3. 'Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg'. I like the look of that book. I do enjoy reclining on a sofa with a nice gardening book and a cup of tea… I hope you are enjoying the week! Kirk

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    1. It's a wonderful book! If you ever visit the DC area, might I suggest a trip to Williamsburg, VA - about 2 1/2 hour drive.

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  4. Hi Loi,
    First of all, Happy New Year and secondly, I can't believe you have been blogging 3 years????
    Wow how time flies.
    Love your new treasures, they are all wonderful!
    Sorry I haven't commented lately but I never miss one of your posts!

    http://markdsikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/nico-jackson-and-pippa-middleton-mr-foggs-H2mbr01.jpg

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  5. Congrats, Loi! You have showcased your beautiful gifts in such a pretty presentation! Looking forward to spring at Tone on Tone!

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. I'm also looking forward to spring - it has been such a long and cold winter!!! Thanks, Poppy!

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  6. Thank you for the paint name and number. I am always looking for the perfect light blue-grey-green. (I pinned it.)

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  7. Many lovely little details to enjoy here Loi - I love the fact that the hand towel is sporting a pagoda, a nod in the direction of your heritage, and that the colour of the pillow sits so happily with your own designs.
    Congratulations on two years of Tone on Tone - doesn't time fly when you are having fun?
    P.S. I particularly love that faux hyacinth.

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    1. Time - yes, indeed, it does! I have a birthday coming up soon - another year older!!! :)

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  8. You are one lucky blogger! So many great items, love the towels from Teresa and they look meant to be in that powder room! Congratulations on three years, very exciting! I just celebrated my three year anniversary too, it took a while to sink in...so hard to believe! Where does the time go? Cheers to many more for each of us!

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    1. Thanks!! Congrats to you, Phyllis! Happy blog anniversary!!

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    2. Ooops, many apologies, Tina! I need new glasses ;-)

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  9. Hello Loi, you won some elegant and beautiful prizes there. Lucky you! Have a wonderful week!

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  10. Good morning Loi! I have missed you so, but I am guessing you are so busy with your new home and of course, the shop duties never end!

    It is so good to hear that your blog anniversary is coming up! Time does speed up as we gather so many lovely memories of our journal here on-line, and especially when we meet so many great friends. YES, electronic pen-pals...they have been the best for me.

    Those towels....OH! And of course, your style, no matter how it is displayed, is soothing and romantic for me. One day...ONE DAY, I hope to make it out to your shop or even buy something!

    Enjoy your week dearest Loi! Anita

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  11. What lovely prizes Loi, and so beautifully showcased as usual! Thank you so much for your very sweet comment on my blog, and I too look forward very much to reading more of Tone on Tone in the future!

    Sophia x

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  12. Loi, I love that powder room and you won some beautiful pieces. I love your Blue Willow cheese stand.

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  13. Hi Loi - Lovely things! Your friend's powder room is amazing!

    -Deborah

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  14. Hi, Loi - Congratulations on three years of blogging! It's been a great pleasure sharing with you.

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  15. Congratulations to 3 great years! I was very excited to hear your plans for the future.
    Your "wins" are awesome and you have shown them beautifully.
    Thank you friend,
    Patty

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  16. Congratulations and best of luck on both your anniversaries! Lots of hugs from Liliana

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  17. It is so interesting to know that both os us started our blogs at the same time. Paisley Curtain started in December 2011 and turned three last month :)
    Gail's powder room is breathtaking and your hand towel is too. You had quite a productive year winning so many give aways :)
    Best wishes and happy blogging for years to come.

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  18. Hi Loi, Your photography is perfection. I think that I need to up my game a bit..... I love the decorative pillows from Horsley Kaufman--the attention to the individually designed detailing is perfection. The ribbon and detailing on the tapestry pillow is just a bit of heaven. The Chinoiserie powder room.......!
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary, My Friend.
    xoxox Mary

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  19. pagodas + anything Chinoiserie, well almost anything + are a favorite of mine! how sweet of Gail. Holly's pillows are beautiful + congratulations on beginning of your third year of blogging + love you xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  20. Hi Loi,

    Happy Blogiversary! and congrats on your beautiful winnings and showcasing them in your exquisite inimitable way! LOVE that throw on the sofa. I put a couple of Tone on Tone images on my last post and of course linked back to you. Getting snowed in here in NY-- already! xoxo, Laurel

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  21. Loi..What a beautiful hand towel from Teresa...I also love the French Bamboo furniture piece....its perfect! Congrats on your 3 years of blogging..

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  22. Congratulations Loi! The pillows are so pretty and such a gorgeous hand towel! xxL

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  23. That might just be the most beautiful pillow I've seen. And it looks lovely in that spot. But let's back up and talk about your friend's most spectacular bathroom. What an incredible space. And yes, that hand towel is absolutely perfect there. Lovely eye candy for today, Loi! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. So beautifully done! You never disappoint. Happy III franki

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    1. Thanks, Franki! We still need to meet up since you are local :)

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  25. Loi,
    Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. I'm so thankful I found your site via Brooke over at Velvet and Linen. The hand towel looks great in your friend's powder room. and the blue and white cheese stand is wonderful and could stand out in any room. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway.
    xo,
    Karen

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  26. Dear Loi, You always bring so much beauty into my life. I love your pillow, it is beautifully done, and I also have Teresa's Pagoda towel!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  27. You just turned my dreary day into a happy one! How very kind of you to share my card with your lovely readers. THANK YOU! That little "merci beaucoup" nest is one of my all-time favorite designs. It's one of the first I did many years ago and one of the very few I haven't retired. You've reminded me that I need to update my website. Haven't removed the holiday stationery yet! And by the way...can't believe you're entering your 3rd year of blogging! Feels like yesterday! You've contributed so much beauty to the blogging world. Blessings to you as you move forward in business and blogging!

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    1. Thank YOU, Linsey! I love sending out thanks on your wonderful note cards - such a treat!!

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  28. Loi-
    Thank you so much for your kind comments! And thank you for sharing the gorgeous images!! Your images are so much more beautiful than mine! I was so happy to learn that you had won, because you truly are one of the most genuine and talented bloggers out there! And how lucky were you to win the gorgeous Horsley Kaugman pillow. They create the most beautiful pillows.
    Again, thank you, friend, for your kind comments.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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    1. Many thanks, Teresa! Your pagoda towel is so beautiful, and I really enjoy it!!

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  29. Congratulations on all of your lovely giveaway wins! I had a lucky streak in December and won several fantastic ones too.

    Have a lovely day...Is it snowing down there? xoxo

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  30. Congratulations! We just love anniversaries of the digital kind! Wishing all success as we love to read your blog.
    www.KeyAesthetics.com

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  31. Love all of these great shares! I have a gray Pagoda from Teresa, love it! Here's to another 3 years!!
    Best
    Karolyn

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  32. Love all your goodies. That linen towel is gorgeous. I have one of hers in green- so lovely. Wishing you a grand year ahead and the continuation of our lovely friendship. Best wishes to you and Tom in the new year. Stay warm and safe in this storm! xoxNancy

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  33. Lovely post, Loi. Congratulations on the three-year blogging anniversary - looking forward to the next year of inspiration!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  34. Loi- I love the tapestry pillow. I have an old tapestry in storage and someday I'll think of the perfect place for it. Looking forward to all the good things you plan to share this year! I'll be back soon :)!
    XO Sarah

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  35. Congratulations Loi, your blessings just keep coming! Those towels and pillow are exquisite! Another great resource! Thanks for the info and ENJOY!!!!

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  36. Congrats on the win Loi! The towel is exquisite and I see why you chose Gail's powder room as the backdrop for the pictures. Wow! What a stunning space with equally exquisite details. Yes, I agree that the towel fits right in. Loving the pillow collection too; very luxurious line. Also, congrats to you on your upcoming 3 year blog anniversary! Exciting, isn't it? Looking forward to more of your delicious posts:-)

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  37. Loi,
    I loved reading your last post and this one. Congratulations on your past success and, I'm sure, future successes. I for one am so glad to have found you during the past year or so. You are always such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your life with us! I love your instagramming!
    Much Love.
    Di
    xoxo

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  38. Happy Anniversary Loi! I have enjoyed following you and reading about your beautiful work. You are certainly one I have treasured getting to know online! Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store!

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  39. Hello Loi and congratulations to you and Tom on your 10th year business anniversary. We are all so blessed by your good fortune and design genius that never ceases to inspire me. I love every single post you put on your blog and love every single photograph you share. And I am always smiling to see your garden! I happen to also own a copy of that Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg book. The cover image was irresistable, wasn't it? Has Penelope Hobhouse stopped by your garden yet? I'm sure she would be impressed (wink).
    Cheers my friend,
    Susan xxoo

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  40. Love it all Loi...gosh I hope you are burning some logs!

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  41. *in my best charlie sheen* WINNNNNNNING!

    congratulations on your blog's birthday--i hope we'll be celebrating many more. and now i must google 'cheese stands.' who knew. i mean cheese definitely deserves an honorable dish. see all this culture you continue to share with moi?

    smiles.

    michele

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  42. Congrats to you Loi, for both anniversarys and hope for many more! You are such a great friend and great inspiration to all of us!
    All the best!!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  43. you are much loved in the blog world, and no doubt beyond, thrilled to know you loi.

    while in my shop yesterday a customer came in filled with excitement and hardly containing himself as he shared with me his new discovery. breathless he said "have you discovered Tone on Tone?!" do you mean Loi was my response. "yes, yes, isn't he wonderful!" of course i concurred. hastily he then added 'and he is in southern living too!" my parting words were, "that is not the last of him on the national scene!"
    what a delightful exchange, could not wait to share
    congratulations loi
    my best
    debra

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  44. I would give a kidney for that faux bamboo vanity. Gorgeous! I've never commented before-but I love your blog so much. It's funny because my style is so different from yours but I so admire your design sensibility. Oh, and your house in Maine...I have no words. Spectacular.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen, and welcome!! Glad you stopped by :)

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  45. Congrats to you Loi you are one of the kindest and most supportive bloggers out there! That lovely pillow is perfect on that anichini throw!

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  46. Loi,
    I'm late visiting your latest post, been down with the flu. I too like so many find you inspirational and love to cuddle up in a comfortable chair and enjoy your latest posts. I get lost in your beautiful photography and your peaceful style. Happy blog birthday! You rock!!!
    Vera

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  47. Dear Loi, it's been such a pleasure to find you and your blog here in webland.
    A little bit late but with all my heart, the best wishes to you and Tom for your adventure in blog and in your job!
    Your beautiful taste is a joy for our eyes. I've adored the things you have shown coming from Sweden, the mora clock is to die for!
    Hugs
    Silvia

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  48. LOI! HELLO my friend! You too are in a deep freeze? Our schools were cancelled yet again this morning due to -25 temps! I knew you all back east were getting tons of snow, unlike us; we are getting more wind than anything, bringing a stinging freeze that makes even ME not want to go outside. I love being out, even in the cold, but this morning I woke up just thinking, "No way...NO WAY do I want to drive to work." Sure enough, the cancellation was announced so I am here, home~sweet~home.

    Thank you dear one for coming by. You have so much beauty inside of YOU that you don't need to look far to find it.

    BE WELL, you and Tom! Anita

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  49. Beautiful things Loi. I love that pillow. You have such luck! Happy blog anniversary!! Wow, it doesn't feel like 3 years - it seems like only yesterday. You are such an amazing curator, decorator, stylist and photographer. Your blog is always a joy to read and to SEE. And what comes through even more is the lovely and amazing and interesting person behind it. :)

    Hugs, Terri xo

    xo Terri

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  50. Loi,
    I love all your recent wins and you've showcased them so beautifully!!! Really love the chinoserie hand towel and how you displayed it at Gail's home! Here's to your almost 3 years of blogging….you continue to bring us beauty and inspiration!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  51. Loi, Happy Happy Anniversary. I have been hibernating as my writing has overtaken my life. I am just now poking my head out from the cave and seeing what's been going on the world while I have been missing in action. Congrats on your anniversary and the success of your lovely business. I am no longer blogging under Terri at The Dressed Up Cottage, but I am now writing about.....WRITING....what else. Stop by and see me at terrileeauthor.blogspot.com, I would love the visit.
    Hugs
    Terri

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  52. Hi Loi, three years flies, doesn't it? It will be four for me this summer, but having changed blogs a few times, it seems I'm always new ;-) Your winnings are beautiful, lucky you. And thanks for the introduction to those exquisite pillows, I am in awe. The textiles and designs are just so lovely. I'm so glad blogging has made the world so much smaller!

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  53. Hi Loi, happy anniversaries! It's so nice to connect with a new Mainer via Prince Snow Farm. I can imagine that your new home will be beautifully furnished. Lovely blog!

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    1. Welcome, Sarah! I look forward to chatting with you about Maine, etc. Cheers! L

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  54. I look forward to many more blogging years!

    Cheers!

    xo

    Andie

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  55. Happy anniversary, Loi!! Wow, you really hit the give-away jackpot! That pagoda hand towel is absolutely beautiful, and your friend Gail's powder room is divine! Thank you for your kind words today... the best part about blogging is truly the connections you make along the way! :)

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  56. Always love to stop by here. Congratulations on 10 years. So wonderful. Wish I was on the East Coast so I could stop at your store. All your pieces below are gorgeous. I can see why you have been so successful- amazing eye and taste!
    Happy weekend!
    Kim

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  57. Everything looks so elegant and homey. Thank you for sharing the photographs.

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  58. This pagoda design is a pure treasure and I love your vignette

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